The desire for quality infrared lens with better surface finish has brought about the usage of brittle materials like germanium to be machined via a single point diamond turning machining process. However, achieving the required surface finish is complex if special machining techniques and approaches are not employed. In this paper, the effect of two different tool nose radius parameters on surface roughness of single point diamond turned germanium workpiece were studied and analyzed. The machining parameters selected for this experiment were feed, speed and depth of cut. Box-Behnken design was adopted to optimally create a combination of cutting parameters. Measurement of surface roughness after each run in both experiments was achieved using a Taylor Hobson PGI Dimension XL surface Profilometer. The resulting outcomes show that at most experimental runs, the surface roughness value decreased with an increase in nose radius. Mean absolute error was also used to compare the accuracy validation of the two models.